Tennis legend Chris Evert has joined ESPN as an analyst for its extensive coverage at Wimbledon and the US Open.
The 18-time Grand Slam champion, who counts a record six U.S. Open titles among her collection, will make her debut, working both in the studio and calling matches, when ESPN begins its daily marathon Wimbledon coverage from London on Monday, June 20.
"Chris Evert is an iconic figure, and with more than 100 hours on our plate at Wimbledon and the US Open, fans will benefit from Chris' insights, experience and passion for the game," said Norby Williamson, ESPN executive vice president, production in a statement. ‘ESPN is proud to welcome Chris to the most experienced and credible tennis team on television."
Evert noted: "I am really excited about working again in tennis as an analyst. I've been away from TV for 10 years because my priority was raising my three boys, and now that they are older it is the right time to join the exceptional tennis team at ESPN. I have many friends there and enjoy watching their coverage so I look forward to getting back behind the microphone."
Evert steps into a void created by the exit of Mary Carillo from the ESPN's tennis booth. Carillo, who retains her analyst jobs with CBS and NBC, began working for Tennis Channel at the French Open.
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